Chapter 10. Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools
IN THIS CHAPTER
Using advanced copying and moving commands: MIRROR, ARRAY, OFFSET, and ALIGN
Using advanced resizing commands: TRIM, EXTEND, STRETCH, and LENGTHEN
Using construction commands: BREAK, JOIN, CHAMFER, and FILLET
Creating a revision cloud and a wipeout
Double-clicking to edit objects
Editing objects with grips and the Properties palette
Using selection filters and Quick Select
Creating groups of objects
This chapter completes the discussion of geometric editing commands — covering the more complex commands used to refine the details of your drawing. These commands enable you to copy, move, resize, break, and cover objects, as well as construct corners. I also discuss grips, which make it easy to move, mirror, rotate, scale, and stretch objects, and I explain how to double-click and use the Properties palette to edit objects. I end the chapter with a discussion of three ways to control the selection of objects — groups, filters, and the Quick Select feature.
Many of the instructions in this chapter use the Modify toolbar; if it is not displayed, right-click any toolbar button and choose Modify from the list of toolbars.
Although you can use the editing tools that I describe in this chapter in a 3D environment, this chapter assumes that you are working in a 2D environment. (AutoCAD LT doesn't offer a 3D environment.) To make sure you're in a 2D environment, set the workspace to AutoCAD Classic or 2D Drafting & Annotation (from ...